Monthly Archives: May 2019

CATS

30th May 2019

A quiet end to the month, with 150 Swifts through the Dams area this morning as well as five each of Sandwich Tern and Manx Shearwater the best of a still extremely quiet sea, with two Arctic Skuas past the …

28th May 2019

Two tundra-type Ringed Plovers were at the Dams this morning, where a Greenshank and Common Sandpiper remain. On the Brigg, a single Purple Sandpiper, 11 Turnstones and five Dunlin were in situ and 16 Sandwich Terns and eight Manx Shearwaters …

25th May 2019

A Bluethroat was on Carr Naze this morning, our first this year. Otherwise, seven Mute Swans joined the breeding pair at the Dams, with three Black-tailed Godwits there this morning and a Garden Warbler was at Reighton Sands.

24th May 2019

Plenty of Bottlenose Dolphin activity off our stretch of the coast has included two offshore today and three offshore on 20th (as well as sightings at various other coastal watch-points). a Great Egret at the Dams on 21st and 22nd …

19th May 2019

Notables over recent days include a Turtle Dove on Long Hedge today (the first, and hopefully not last, of the year) and a brief Temminck’s Stint at the Dams, which attracted a superb summer plumage Spotted Redshank on the 17th …

15th May 2019

Today’s highlight was a male European Honey-buzzard which came in off the sea and headed SW at Reighton Sands at 1145hrs. Yesterday (14th), a Whinchat was in the Rocket Pole Field, and a Fieldfare and two Sanderlings were on the …

10th May 2019

A scattering of new migrants today included a Pied Flycatcher in the Top Scrub, two Whinchats at the Tip and a small upsurge in Willow Warblers and Sylvias, while on the sea, an Arctic Skua and 45 Sandwich Terns went …

8th May 2019

Five Black Terns were at the Dams today, with four heading south off the Brigg. Yesterday (7th) two Wood Sandpipers, a Whimbrel, a Greenshank, five Yellow Wagtails, four Ringed Plovers, four Dunlin and a Swift dropped in at the Dams …

6th May 2019

At the Dams this eve, totals of 42 Pied, one White and one Yellow Wagtail and 75 Sand Martins, 55 Swallows and five Shelduck were among pre-roost congregations, while at the Gap, light movenents this morning included 23 Swallows, two …

4th May 2019

The quiet, northerly wind-dominated period continues, although a male Black Redstart was on Mill Meadows in the evening, with two Common Sandpipers at the Dams, a Manxie and a Whimbrel on the seawatch, and a Great Northern Diver in the …

1st May 2019

At East Lea, a Tree Pipit and a Swift went north, with two Common Sandpipers, a Little Ringed Plover, and single White and Yellow Wagtails on the deck there, while a Tufted Duck, three Manxies and 16 Sandwich Terns were …